Chapters & Clubs

chapter

Keep checking the Clubs and Chapters page on the Brother Martin website for information about your local chapter or club.

Atlanta

Atlanta

Atlanta Chapter Cocktail Party

Development Director Tommy Mitchell ‘79 traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for the annual Atlanta Chapter Social.  The group joined together at the Omni CNN Center Hotel. Mr. Mitchell brought alumni up to date on school activities and answered questions about Brother Martin.  If you are interested in future chapter events, please contact the Office of Alumni or visit our Chapters and Club section of our website.

Event Sponsors included:

Brian Boever ’99
Zachary Dureau ’04
Charles G. Erath ’67 SA
James L. Preau ’64 SA

Austin

Austin

Austin/San Antonio Chapter Dinner

Alumni gathered at River City Seafood & Grill in San Antonio for a Chapter Dinner in late February.  Assistant to the President Nick Lagattuta ’71 updated the group on campus activities and discussed the future school plans and chapter events.  Dr. Joe Macaluso ’71 sponsored the dinner.  There are approximately 120 alumni living in the San Antonio/Austin area.

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Chapter Social

It was a ‘lucky’ night for alumni and friends at the annual Baton Rouge Chapter social on Saturday, August 19 at L’ Abuerge Casino in Baton Rouge. Alumni and friends from the Baton Rouge- area joined the Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83, the Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84, and the Director of School Services Barry Hebert ’74 at the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill.  This Baton Rouge Chapter Social was a first for Corrente as the newly appointed Director of Alumni. Corrente remarked that “it is always great to gather with fellow alumni from various years and share high school stories.”

This year, the young alumni who are currently enrolled at LSU were eager to socialize and share stories with other alumni from Brother Martin, Cor Jesu, and St. Aloysius. Peter Castelluccio, a member of the Class of 1991, was excited about making a new connection with a current alum and friend.  He stated that “Saturday’s gathering was a great opportunity to meet fellow Crusader alumni here in Baton Rouge.  I enjoyed seeing some old friends and reminiscing about the past and catching up.  I actually ran into one alumnus that I have played softball with for years and never even knew he graduated from Cor Jesu.  What a small world!  The Stadium Club worked well for hosting the event and the food was delicious.  Can’t wait for next year’s event.”

In addition, alumni and guests were updated on current Crusader news: the renovations, the athletic and extracurricular events, as well as any academic achievements. The Office of Alumni  looks forward to returning to Baton Rouge for another event and encourages Baton Rouge- area alumni to visit the campus when they are in New Orleans.

If you would like further information about the Baton Rouge Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni  at (504) 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

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Alumni Day at LSU 

Kenny Spellman ’84, Scott Corrente ’83 and Ryan Gallagher ’00 visited alumni at LSU in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  Many alumni shared stories of their college experiences and picked up various Brother Martin gift items.  The Crusaders have a strong presence at LSU and many are involved in campus organizations ranging from athletics to service and student government. Go Crusaders; Geaux Tigers!

The Office of Alumni plans to visit alumni at Tulane University on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Later in the year, they will visit alumni at University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Birmingham

Birmingham

If you are interested in planning the event or want more information concerning the chapter, please contact the Office Alumni.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte Chapter Social

Over the weekend, the New Orleans alumni, family, and friends traveled to Charlotte, NC for the annual Alumni Football Trip. On Sunday, travelers watched the Saints defeat the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in week three of the Saints season.  Prior to the game, members of the Crusader community and the Charlotte Chapter gathered at the Carolina Ale House for a social. Alumni and friends in town for the Alumni Football Trip joined the celebration as Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84, Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83 and Executive Vice President Greg Rando ’77 updated the group on current events, renovations, and Crusader life on campus.   

If you would like further information about the Charlotte Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504- 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

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Dallas

Dallas

Dallas Chapter Saints View-In

Members of the Dallas Alumni Chapter gathered at Dodie’s Reef in Dallas, TX. Dallas alumni and a guest were invited to the complimentary event for a great afternoon. Alumni watched the Saints game while Development Director Tommy Mitchell ’79 updated the alumni and guests on school activities and answered questions. The Saints were victorious against the San Francisco ’49ers by a score of 41-23. In addition, Steve Lytell ’74, Randall Richard ’83 and Sean Doublet ’89 helped sponsor this event. Thank you to our alumni and guests for attending this great event!

Denver

Denver

Alumni gathered at Jackson’s across from Coors Field for a chapter TGIF in August. The chapter event coincided with the Alumni Baseball Trip.

Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast

For information call Ron Brisbi ’67 SA 504-616-3845 or 228-222-3352 or Scott Corrente ’83, Director of Alumni, at 504-284-6700.

Houston

Houston

Houston Chapter Crawfish Boil

Marisa and Tim Taylor ’97 hosted the annual Houston Chapter Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 24, 2017 for alumni and guests.  Tim, Marisa and Tim’s parents, Rose Ann and Tim Taylor ’72, prepared the crawfish, hamburgers, hot dogs and side items.  Greg Clement ’92 provided jambalaya and Mike Ligon ’88 and his family pitched in with the service.  Kenny Spellman ’84 updated the attendees on school activities and Phase III of the Capital Campaign.

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Lafayette

Lafayette

Lafayette Chapter Saints Party

Alumni, family and friends gathered at Walk-On’s in Lafayette for a Saints Party Thursday night.  Attendees enjoyed delicious food and drinks while sharing stories and watching the Saints victory over the Carolina Panthers.  Kenny Spellman ’84 updated the group on campus activities and discussed future events in Lafayette.  Event sponsors were George Arnold ’01Lewis Hill, MD, ’81Kenny Clemons ’73Paul Lanusse, Jr. ’62 SA and Richard Petrie ’70.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas Chapter Crawfish Boil

The Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association invited Las Vegas alumni and to a “New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil” on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Las Vegas alums indulged in some great crawfish and even burgers and hot dogs at the home of John Kelly ’73.  The Development Director/Assistant to the President Tommy Mitchell ’79 was present to update you on school activities and answer questions. Thanks to everyone that attended and to our sponsors!

Sponsors:
Dr. Roderick A. Gex ’80
Mr. Charles C. Larocca ‘71

Mandeville/Covington

Mandeville/Covington

Mandeville/Covington Chapter Social

Mandeville/Covington Chapter Social

Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 North Columbia Street
Covington, LA 70433

Grads and guests are invited to an evening of complimentary soft drinks and
hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar. Dress is casual. Come and join us for a night of fun, do a little networking and find out what’s going on at Brother Martin High School.

We are requesting donations from individuals and area businesses to offset the cost of this event. A gift of any amount would be appreciated. All contributors will be acknowledged at the event, on our alumni business website and in our alumni publication, Century II, which is distributed to all alumni and friends of Brother Martin (circulation 15,000).

Sponsor Levels:
Gold Sponsor ($250 or more)
Crimson Sponsor ($100)
Crusader Sponsor ($50

Please RSVP by November 17, 2017.

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Memphis

Memphis

Memphis Chapter Dinner

Memphis alumni dined at Owen Brennan’s for the “restart” of the Memphis Chapter.  Kenny Spellman ’84 updated the group on campus activity and Phase III.  The group began planning future chapter events such as New Orleans Saints’ parties, a Mardi Gras themed party, and crawfish boils.  Brian Barbeito ’98 and Henry Gerosa ’62 SA helped sponsor the event.

Midwest Chapter (MN, IL, IA, WI)

Chicago

Chicago Chapter Social

In August, St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu and Brother Martin Chicago- area alums met at the Hyatt Regency’s Big Bar for the Chicago Chapter Social. Alumni and guests enjoyed complimentary food while Director of Facilities Nick Lagattuta ’71, Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ‘83 and Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84 updated guests on the latest campus news and events. In addition, Phase III plans were discussed and alumni were encouraged to visit their alma mater on Elysian Fields Avenue.

If you would like to assist with the chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni  at (504) 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

Thank you to our Chicago Alumni Attendees:

Dwain Celistan ’77
Sam Hale ’95
David Horos ’83
Tony Marchese ’67 SA
Garrett Napier ’08
Walter McDonald ’58 CJ
Mason Williams ’15

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Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota Chapter Social

Last weekend, Director of School Services Barry Hebert ’74 traveled to Minneapolis, MN and met up with a few Crusader alumni at Manny’s Steakhouse to update them on the great things happening on Elysian Fields Avenue such as renovations, school activities and more. Hebert commented that, “It was great to see our former grads and to hear about what they are doing now.” He also enjoyed listening to the alumni reminisce about their high school days at Brother Martin.

In addition, Hebert attended the Saints vs. Vikings game, but prior to the game he visited with David Wilson ’84, Justin Scanlan ’00, and James Jones, Jr. ’07. Currently, Wilson is the General Manager at Manny’s Steakhouse; Scanlan is a Senior Scientist at Nanocopoeia, and Jones is a Notre Dame alum and owner/operator of Spark DJ, Inc. While some fans watched “Monday Night Football” on TV where the Saints were defeated by a score of 29-19, Hebert had a great time catching up with these grads.

If you would like further information about the Minnesota Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at (504) 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

Northeast (MA, NY, NJ, CT, DE and east PA)

Northeast (MA, NY, NJ, CT, DE and east PA)

 

Northeast Chapter Social

Members of the New York Chapter gathered at O’ Lunney’s Irish Pub in Times Square on August 5th for a social.  Alumni in friends in town for the Alumni Baseball Trip joined the party as Scott Corrente ’83, Tommy Mitchell ’79, Nick Lagattuta ’71 and Kenny Spellman ’84 updated the group.   

Northern California

Northern California

Northern California Chapter Social

On Tuesday, May 13th, Northern California alumni were invited to a baseball game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Alumni and a guest were invited to a “Suite Party” with complimentary food and drinks, compliments of Mark Kaufman ’83 to watch the Oakland A’s take on the Chicago White Sox. Tommy Mitchell ’79 updated the group on school activities and invited alumni to visit campus whenever they are in New Orleans.  Thanks to all the attendees.

Orlando

Orlando/Tampa/St. Pete

Alumni Saints Party

Alumni and friends of the Orlando, Tampa, and St. Pete’s Alumni Chapter gathered together at Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen in Florida on Sunday, October 23 to watch the New Orleans Saints take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Alumni watched the game while Development Director Tommy Mitchell ’79 updated the alumni and guests on school activities and answered questions. The Saints were defeated by the Chiefs by a score of 21-27, but the alumni still had a great time.

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest-PNW

Pacific Northwest Saints’ Game

Barry Hebert ’74 and Kenny Spellman ’84 travelled to Seattle to visit our Pacific Northwest alumni.  On Sunday, alumni (Greg Gex ’77 (sponsor) and Ricky Richard ‘81 from Nevada, Jay Joyner ’71 from Montana, Dwayne Mathieu ’81 from Washington and Graham Grisoli ’02 who recently moved to Seattle from Northern California) and friends gathered for a social.  Jay Romig ’72 and other alumni in Seattle for the Saints game joined the party.  On Monday, members of the group had lunch at The Steelhead Diner before heading to the game.  On the way, more alumni were spotted at a “Saints Party” at a New Orleans-themed establishment. Later Al Serpas ’60 SA and Al Grunsky ’72 joined the group at the stadium.  Although the game didn’t go our way, the trip was a special event celebrating Brother Martin High School more than 2,700 miles away from home.

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San Antonio

San Antonio

Austin/San Antonio Chapter Dinner

Alumni gathered at River City Seafood & Grill in San Antonio for a Chapter Dinner in late February.  Assistant to the President Nick Lagattuta ’71 updated the group on campus activities and discussed the future school plans and chapter events.  Dr. Joe Macaluso ’71 sponsored the dinner.  There are approximately 120 alumni living in the San Antonio/Austin area.

Slidell

Slidell

Saints View Party

Melinda and Barry Hebert ’74 hosted an event for Slidell alumni and guests to watch the Saints vs. Falcons game. Stadium food and drinks were served as guests viewed the game and shared stories. Kenny Spellman ’84 thanked everyone for attending; especially the event hosts and sponsors, and gave a brief update on the state of Brother Martin High School.

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Southern California

Southern California

 

South Carolina

South Carolina

Saints vs. Panthers Game

Brother Martin President John Devlin joined Charlotte area alumni, friends and family at the Saints vs. Panthers game on November 17.  Mr. Devlin updated the group on campus activity as they watched the Saints and Panthers battle. Unfortunately, the Saints loss to the Panthers by a score of 20-23, but that did not stop the group from having a great time!

South Central Mississippi

South Central Mississippi (USM)

Alumni Day at USM

Kenny Spellman ’84, Thomas Mavor and Justin Fleetwood visited the Student Union at the University of Southern Mississippi last Thursday to visit with alumni.  Brother Martin alumni shared stories of their college experience, filled out a brief survey concerning their “college readiness” and picked up some gifts.  Dr. David Jouandot ’03 and Alex Coppejans, Science instructors at Brother Martin accompanied eight current students as they observed lab experiments at the USM Science Department.

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South Florida

South Florida

South Florida Chapter Saints Party

New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

South Florida alumni and their families were invited to Shuck N’ Dive in Fort Lauderdale to watch the Saints vs. Raiders game on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Alumni and families  wore their black and gld watched the Saints/Bucs game.

Tampa

Tampa

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball

Members of the Tampa Alumni Chapter gathered on Saturday, June 18, 2016 for a baseball suite party at Tropicana Field to watch the Tampa Bay Rays play the San Francisco Giants. Alumni and guests watched the game from a suite, but the Rays were defeated by the Giants with score of 6-4. Following the game the guests were treated to a concert by The Fray. Director of Tickets Operations Robert Bennett ’79 hosted the event and Tommy Mitchell ’79 updated the group on school activities and invited alumni and families to visit campus whenever they are in New Orleans.

Thanks to all the attendees!

For further information about a chapter, please contact our Office of Alumni at (504) 284- 6700.

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Triangle (NC)

Triangle (NC)

New Orleans Saints Trip

Saints vs. Panthers
Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium

September 22 – 24, 2017

Itinerary:
Friday, Sept. 22 9:15 a.m. flight to Charlotte, arrive at 12:11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23 Free day in Charlotte, NC (visit www.charlottesgotalot.com)
Sunday, Sept. 24 1:00 p.m. Kick-Off (Bank of American Stadium)
8:10 p.m. flight to New Orleans, arrive at 9:04 p.m.

Price Includes: 
Roundtrip non-stop airfare on United Airlines
2 Nights at The Westin Charlotte
Ticket to Saints vs. Panthers
Shuttle to and from the airport

Costs:
$982 per person – single
$782 per person – double
$716 per person – triple

Deposit of $100 per person is required to secure spot for the trip. Remaining balance will be billed at a later date. Please call the Office of Alumni if you wish to pay for trip in full.

Availability is limited so please respond in a timely manner. Call for single accommodations.

Please RSVP by  July 20, 2017.

If you have any questions, please call Scott Corrente ’83 in the Office of Alumni  at (504) 284-6700 or email RSVP to scorrente@brothermartin.com.

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Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Chapter Close-Up Meet & Greet

Following Thanksgiving, eighteen Brother Martin juniors and seniors accompanied Mr. Christopher Vicknair and Mr. Mark Wisniewski ‘81 on the annual Close Up trip to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg, VA from November 26  to December 3, 2016. The trip is sponsored by the Close Up Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan civic education organization. Alumni and guests were invited to meet the students in D.C. and discussed career opportunities/current events.

Contact Information
Alumni & Development
4401 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
Office: (504) 284-6700
Fax: (504) 284-5888
alumni@brothermartin.com

If you are an alumnus of a club, team or organization that is not represented on this page and you are interested in reuniting your group, please contact Kenny Spellman ’84 at the Office of Alumni (504) 284-6700.

Academic Games

Academic Games

Trivia Night VI & Academic Games Reunion

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Reunion 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Competition Begins at 6:30 P.M.
The Benson Mall at Brother Martin High School

Members of the Brother Martin community are invited to “Trivia Night VI”.

The cost is $50 per team.

Team Rules:
Each team may have a maximum of 6 players. The majority (see below) of each team must be an alumnus, parent, faculty or staff member or spouse of one of the previously mentioned.

Majority defined as:
• 5 of the 6 players
• 4 of the 5 players
• 3 of the 4 players
• 2 of 3 players
• Both players
• Single player

Entries will be limited. The entry fee includes finger food, crispitos, soft drinks and beer.

We are planning 3 rounds of questions followed by a “Final Round” where you may wager points.

We are requesting sponsorships from individuals and area businesses to help offset the cost of this event. All sponsors will be acknowledged at the event, on our school website, our CGN (alumni business) website, our Annual Report and in our alumni publication, Century II (circulation 15,000).

Sponsorship does NOT cover registration. All Academic Games Sponsorships will be directed to the Academic Games Alumni Fund.

Gold Sponsor $250
(Ad in email blast – over 8,500 reached, signage and mentions at event, listing in Century II – circulation 15,000)

Crimson Sponsor $100
(Signage and mention at event, listing in Century II)

Crusader Sponsor $50
(Signage at event, listing in Century II)
(All sponsors will be listed in Annual Report)

You must be 21 or older to drink alcohol at this event.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

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Band

Band

Alumni Band Reunion & Performance

12th Annual Alumni Band Reunion
“We’re putting the band back together”

Rehearsal ■ Tailgate Party Performance
St. Aloysius Brother Martin Cor Jesu

Friday, November 3, 2017
Brother Martin vs. Jesuit at Tad Gormley

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 p.m. Rehearsal in Band Room at Brother Martin High School

Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. Alumni Band Tailgate Party
Food Provided

6:30 p.m. Enter the stadium with the band. Family members are welcome to sit with the Alumni Band.

7:00 p.m. Brother Martin vs. Jesuit Football Game

Alumni Band will perform songs with the Brother Martin Band and some of our own!

ALL ALUMNI BAND MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE 2 COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO THE GAME.

Comp tickets can be picked up in the Alumni Office or at the pre-game social on game day. Extra tickets can be purchased in the Bookstore at school the week of the game.

This year’s band music can be found at brothermartin.com/alumni-band-reunion. Low brass and percussion players should contact Mike Hotstream ’90 (mhotstream@gmail.com) for instrument availability.

Dust off your old instrument or rent one for the event.

We are requesting sponsorships from individuals and area businesses to help offset the cost of this event. All sponsors will be acknowledged at the event, on our school website, our CGN (alumni business) website and in our alumni publication, Century II (circulation 15,000).

Gold Sponsor ($250)
Crimson Sponsor ($100)
Crusader Sponsor ($50)

Please RSVP by Friday, October 27, 2017.

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Baseball

Baseball

Alumni Baseball Tournament

Members of the Brother Martin baseball community gathered on Saturday for the St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu & Brother Martin Baseball Lettermen Reunion & Alumni Softball Game. Before the  start of the game there was a moment of silence for two recently deceased baseball lettermen: Al Briede ’40 SA and Pat Prigmore ’83Bill Chimento ’52 and Don Trosclair ’52, members of the St. Aloysius 1952 Prep and State Championship team, were recognized on their championship anniversary.  Ellis Quigley ’42, celebrating his 75th anniversary as a baseball letterman, threw out the first pitch as his family and friends cheered.  The “Crimson Team”, led by Stephen Carroll ’03 started fast in their victory over the “Gold Team”.  This was Stephen’s third consecutive win as team captain.  After the game, the reunion at Lakeview Harbor featured complimentary sliders and jambalaya. After the Office of Alumni thanked the event sponsors and all those who assisted in the successful day, Mr. Quigley addressed the crowd and finished with the “Aloysius cheer”!

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Basketball

Basketball

St. Aloysius Cor Jesu Brother Martin Basketball Lettermen Reunion and Alumni Games

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Conlin Gym

Alumni Games begin at 9 a.m.
The number of games will be determined by the number of alumni who register.
Option 1: 2 teams, 1 game
Option 2: 3 teams, round robin tournament

$20 per player will include game jersey and post-game reception.

Alumni playing in alumni games must RSVP by January 5th. Alumni who are not playing are encouraged to attend. The post-game reception in the Benson Mall is open to alumni and guests. Reception will include food and drinks.

Draft will be scheduled if needed.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

*Jersey Sponsor $250 (limit 1)
*Please call to reserve
Name on All Game Jerseys • Ad in Program
Name on Signage at Event • Table Tents

Team Sponsor $150
Name on one Team’s Jerseys
Signage at Event
Recognition in Program

Crusader $50
Signage at Event

All sponsor levels include the following:
Listing in Century II & on website
Alumni 3-pt Contest

Schedule will be determined. Finals will take place after Alumni Final Game.

The following teams will be recognized on their championship anniversaries: 1948 Prep, 1953 Prep and State, 1968 District, 1973 District and 2003 District, State Runner Up

Please RSVP by January 5, 2018.

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Bowling

Bowling

Bowling Reunion & Alumni Tournament

On Sunday evening, the Brother Martin bowling community held its first Alumni Bowling Tournament and Reunion at Colonial Bowling Lanes.  The inaugural tournament was a huge success, drawing over 30 participants as well as numerous friends and family members. Alumni and friends enjoyed complimentary chicken fettuccine, jambalaya, finger sandwiches, pizza, chicken kickers and soft drinks.

Seven teams competed for the inaugural championship title. Team Averaging with a  216, “Team 5” defeated “Team 1” in the finals. The championship team members were Craig Schaffer ’79, Joseph Musso ‘77, Blaise Himbert ’10, and Bruce Himbert, Sr. ’78.  Coach Himbert bowled ten straight strikes and ended up with a score of 289 in the final match.

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Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders

Cheerleader Reunion

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Crimson Shield

Crimson Shield

Crimson Shield Social

This past Monday evening, the Alumni Association hosted past recipients of the Crimson Shield Award.  The Crimson Shield Award recognizes seniors who display specific exemplary personal qualities. This year’s social was held at Katie’s in Mid City, which is owned and operated by Scot Craig ’80.  While enjoying a delicious dinner, alumni shared past and present stories.  After dinner, Alumni Director Kenny Spellman ’84 briefed everyone on current news, encouraged the young alumni to continue striving for excellence and the importance of staying involved.  Also in attendance were Assistant Alumni Director Scott Corrente Sr. ’83, President John Devlin and Assistant to the President/Development Director Tommy Mitchell ’79.

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Cross Country

Cross Country

Cross Country Reunion

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Dionysians

Dionysians

Brother Martin Dionysians Reunion

Members of the Dionysians alumni from 1971-1976 gathered for a celebration honoring their beloved moderators Dave Dessens and Sydney Palmisano in mid-October.  The event was held on the rooftop of the Woodward Loft apartments in the Warehouse District.  Special guest and current Dionysians moderator David “Rex” Joyner joined the party and updated the group on current projects.  Mickal Baldinger ’76, Marlene Milazzo Landry, Ellen Reardon Mills and Beth Arroyo-Utterback served on the committee.

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Football

Football 

Football Reunion

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Golden Crusader

Golden Crusader

The 2016 Golden Crusader Lunch returned to The Steak Knife where Robert Roth ’75 and his staff prepared and served a delicious meal for over 80 Golden Crusaders and special guests.  Tommy Mitchell ’79 welcomed everyone, gave an update on school activities, requested attendees fill out a brief survey and introduced the 2016 Golden Crusaders.  Deacon David Ducote ’04 led the prayer before the meal.  Committee members Mark Bologna ’88 and Philip Averill ’04 gave testimonials about what the Golden Crusader Award means to them.  Special guests included President John Devlin, Assistants to the President Nick Lagattuta ’71 and Greg Rando ’77, Bro. Carl Bouchereau, Bro. Neal Golden ’57 CJ, Thomas Mavor, Guy Nelson, Arthur Hardy and Justin Fleetwood.  Current Golden Crusader faculty members in attendance were Carlos Bogran ’99, Ryan Gallagher ’00, Barry Hebert ’74, Chris Bailey ’86, Dominick Caronna ’85, Jerry Ursin ’07 and Craig Zeller ’02.

Philip Averill ’04, Brian Barkemeyer ’79, Mark Bologna ’88, Michael Calogero ’81, Philip Catanzaro ’97, Gary Giepert ’80, Adam Griego ’10, Scott Hedlund ’97, Zachary Materne ’01, Tommy Mitchell ’79, John Person ’73 and Patrick Young ’07 served on the committee.

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NJROTC

NJROTC

NJRTOC Reunion

 

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Rugby

Rugby

Brother Martin Rugby Reunion and Touch Rugby Game

The Brother Martin rugby community joined Coach Gary Giepert ’80 on Scout Island at City Park for a friendly Alumni Match on Saturday, January 7. After the match, alumni and friends met at Bayou Beer Garden to enjoy food and drinks and shared stories.

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Soccer

Soccer

Soccer Reunion and Alumni Match

On a very cold afternoon, the Brother Martin soccer community gathered for the Alumni Match and Reunion on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  In a back and forth match, “Team Odd” edged out “Team Even” by a score of 8-7.  After the match, players and friends headed to the Bayou Beer Garden for their reunion social.  As they watched the NFL playoff games on the big screen, attendees shared stories and enjoyed complimentary food and drinks.

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Student Ministers

Student Ministers

Fr. Paul Hart ’70 directed the annual Alumni Day of Reflection. The theme of the day was “Spiritual Fitness: Getting Back in Shape with God”. Alumni listened to presentations, participated in Reconciliation, the Way of the Cross, the Rosary and personal reflection. Fr. Paul celebrated Mass in The Branton Chapel followed by lunch in The Terrace. Serving on the committee were chairman Randy Oddo ’62 SA, Judge Bob Burns ’62 SA, Bro. Louis Couvillon, John Hodges ’62 SA, Tony Melito ’76 and Wayne Wellmeier ’86.

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis Tournament

Over the weekend, members of the 1986 & 1987 Brother Martin tennis championship teams and guests attended their lettermen reunion at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to reminisce and engage with the current Crusader tennis team. The 1987 state champions were recognized at the event as they celebrated their 30th anniversary and recognized their coach, Dr. Winston P. Riehl. Dr. Riehl enjoyed catching up with his former players, and explained the health benefits of how playing tennis leads to a longer, healthier life.  This year’s team looks forward to competing in the upcoming Regional Tournament at City Park/ Pepsi Tennis Center on April 18 & 19 and State in Monroe, LA on April 26 & 27.

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Wrestling

Wrestling

Wrestling Reunion

Members of the Brother Martin wrestling community gathered in the Robert M. Conlin Gymnasium and cheered the team on to a 50-12 defeat of St. Paul’s this past Saturday.  After the match alumni and friends celebrated the victory and the anniversaries of the 1982, 1987, 2002, 2007, and 2012 state championships at Bayou Beer Garden.

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